June 11, 2015 |
A PHILLY UBER driver is in trouble at the Jersey Shore for allegedly getting manual with his stick shift in front of a female passenger last month in an incident she caught on video. Police in Avalon, Cape May County, have charged Nayal Salem, 57, of Bustleton Avenue near Evarts Street in Rhawnhurst, with lewdness, false imprisonment and harassment stemming from the Memorial Day incident. Salem, according to Avalon police, picked up the female passenger in Sea Isle City after she requested an Uber driver.
June 7, 2015 |
What is it?: A stroll down a Jersey Shore boardwalk just doesn't seem complete without a taste of this deliciously sweet, melt-on-your-tongue confection of confections that some say is the gold standard by which all other candy should be measured. Usually made on premises in most of the candy shops along the Shore, it is offered in large slabs that are hand-cut into smaller pieces and then boxed to order and sold by the pound. Fudge comes in a variety of flavors, with old standbys chocolate and vanilla the most popular, but trendier flavor profiles such as pistachio and chocolate and vanilla sea salt are gaining ground.
June 1, 2015 |
BELMAR, N.J. - On Friday, Gov. Christie greeted beachgoers on a familiar Jersey Shore boardwalk. By next week, he will be in Florida, South Carolina, and New Hampshire; the week after that, it's back to New Hampshire, Iowa, and Utah. The Republican governor, eyeing a 2016 presidential campaign, has traveled out of state on at least 67 of the first 151 days of the year, according to a review of public schedules released by his office and other information. That figure encompasses a variety of travel, from his three-day trade mission to the United Kingdom to visits to early presidential primary states to numerous trips to nearby New York, including for fund-raisers, national television interviews, and sports games.
May 31, 2015 |
If railroad conductor Andrew Boardman - who is credited with coming up with the concept of the first boardwalk, in 1870 - had a different surname, would these wooden walkways that have become so popular at the Jersey Shore be called something different? There's no concrete answer. But along with hotelier Jacob Keim, Boardman constructed the original walk along the Atlantic City oceanfront to help keep the sand off the feet of train passengers boarding the rails back to the city and of hotel guests strolling off the beach and into the carpeted lobbies of the grand hostelries.
May 25, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - So there they were Saturday afternoon - standing in a breeze perfumed by that pizza-crusty-cinnamon-candy-coconut-sunscreen scent that is classic eau de boardwalk - plotting their next move in what appeared to be a complicated operation of acquisition and distribution. Never mind that it was a great beach day and that just steps away the Atlantic Ocean appeared to be the perfect shade of cerulean blue against a baby blue cloudless sky on this first day of Memorial Day weekend, the official unofficial start of the summer Shore season.
May 24, 2015 |
So passionate is Rick Baldt about the Jersey Shore that he claims to have spent 63 summers there. He's 62, but he counts when he was in utero. His parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were all seashore lovers. Rick and wife Beth, who live in Moorestown, had never owned their own place, though. Instead, they had rented, almost always in Surf City on Long Beach Island. Beth Baldt, a speech pathologist, and Rick, a retired executive for an industrial-equipment company, were hoping to buy a Shore house at last.
May 23, 2015 |
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Joey Fisher answered a call from behind an upstairs counter at Seashore Ace in downtown Stone Harbor. It was 1 p.m. Wednesday, and it seemed as if the phone had not stopped ringing. She passed this caller to her husband, Jim. Seated behind his desk, he listened to the exasperated voice on the other end and sighed. "There's nothing easy about Memorial Day weekend at the beach," he said. This week, as the Fishers and other Jersey Shore business owners prepared for the holiday weekend, they said they were anticipating a bustling summer season, if the weather cooperates.
May 22, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - See, Atlantic City does want you. The saga of the A.C. Expressway Welcome Sign - yanked down abruptly by the South Jersey Transportation Authority last week over permits - reached an amicable conclusion Wednesday as a new sign was installed - on orders of the state Department of Transportation. Crews put the new sign - with this season's green and purple "Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore" brand - back on the iconic, decades old, spot over the Atlantic City Expressway, just east of Exit 2. The sign replaced the old "One Mile to a Million Miles Away" sign that was removed last week after SJTA bureaucrats questioned its lack of permits.
May 16, 2015 |
While thoughts of summer dining begin to warm our imaginations, the sound of bandsaws and hammers resonates from the Jersey Shore to the Delaware beaches as restaurateurs hustle to complete new projects in time for the Memorial Day crowds. "Just turned on the gas last week and got hot water yesterday," said Trevor Lord, a former Quahog's waiter who spent a year on the surfboard-inspired woodwork and renovations for the Watering Hull (261 96th St.) in Stone Harbor, a breezy Caribbean seafood restaurant-bar in a second-floor space with roll-up garage door walls atop Harbor Square.
May 16, 2015 |
There is a Wawa on the Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., one of a few things visitors from our region would find familiar about this beach town roughly a 150-mile ride southeast of Philadelphia. Another is the geography of the resort, which offers a nice, reasonably nearby change of pace from the Jersey Shore. Ocean City sits on a skinny barrier island, much like Jersey spots such as Long Beach Island, Wildwood, and Atlantic City. The other Ocean City is reached after traversing miles of flat land and crossing a bay on a causeway.